Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Joker Costume Part 2

I had written about this Joker costume I made back in the 90's here  I wanted to update it since now there is a pattern for it. There are many tutorials on how to make it and I give some details in my previous blog but I will give more details here.

You can just buy the Simplicity pattern which includes everything except the spats.

You can also just buy the shirt and vest at a Goodwill store but the colors are hard to find. I bought my shirt at Goodwill and dyed it. I bought a baggy pants (Zootsuit pattern) for the pants and I bought a separate pattern for the jacket and the vest. Shoes can be bought at Goodwill. It depends on what you need. It also depends on what version of Joker you are going to do. Movie versions, cartoon, video games.

Here is a pdf for a spat pattern

Great info from Anthony Misiano also known as Harley's Joker.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Craft Fair at Durham Community School

  I only do one craft fair a year and do it at my kid's old school. I did horrible last year just barely covering the cost of my table. I am happy to say I had the best year ever. I don't know if it was where my table was or the new way I set it up? I also wore samples in my hair and dressed up a bit.
Anyway, here is my table.

Friday, November 30, 2018

DIY Crochet Hook Organizer

I'm always trying to make my sewing room even more organized. I really didn't like the way I had my crochet hooks in a glass jar. I couldn't tell what number or letter hook  I had for my larger hooks and I also didn't like the jar method for my little hooks either.

I found this blog from Confessions from a New/Old Home Holder and her Diy Crochet Hook Holder is

I made mine different in that I just got a block of wood from my husband's wood pile instead of stacking a bunch of small pieces of wood. As you can see , I also painted it the same color as hers.

This is from Craft Works and Work working

I saw a crochet hook organizer on etsy. They are very beautiful and awesome but did not have enough holes and the larger sized ones were too big and out of price range for me. So using my husband's drill press I made my own. I used a piece of scrap wood, 1 inch drill bit and spray painted the wood at the end. That was it.

Here is a pic of the one from etsy from 


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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween 2018 Skeleton Pirate

This was the first year since having children that I didn't have anyone to take Trick or Treating or make a costume for. I was still going to dress up but nobody else did. They are all too old now. Next year I am going to hand out candy from this spot. I love Halloween and I don't care how old I am , I will still dress up. Maybe I should go to Cosplay conventions.

  I actually got the idea from Pirate of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland. Also some help from the Haunted Mansion. I can write this one up too if anyone is interested.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Mr. Freeze, Two Face, Catwoman and Riddler Halloween 2017

Too bad I couldn't find the hat and mask for Riddler but Mr. Freeze and  Two Face came out really well. I wish I could have shown you the video of it at night. His whole gun and back containers lighted up. Hubby killed the phone and lost the pictures and video. I will write up on how I did both costumes soon.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sonic the Hedgehog Costume for Sale

I am selling my son's Sonic the Hedgehog costume on etsy right here
Costume is SOLD

How I made this costume here

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

How to Repair a Broken Zipper Slider

My son has four hoodies with broken sliders. Now I can fix them with this.
Instruction here from Dritz